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Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Antoeni(m): 7:30am On Feb 12
Assaulting an Amotekun officer will attract a fine of N250,000 or a prison term of one month or both.

However, an Amotekun officer cannot be sued for whatever he does in the course of duty but only what he does in his personal capacity.

This is according to the Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill 2020 which has been submitted to the Ekiti State House of Assembly.
Other South-West governors have submitted similar bills to their respective houses of assembly.

Section 36 of the bill states, “Any person who wilfully hinders, delays, obstructs or assaults a member of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps in the course of the exercise of his lawful duties under this law shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of one month or to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand naira only (N250,000.00) or to both such fine and imprisonment.”
The bill further states that the security organisation must be headed by a retired law enforcement agent who is not lower than the rank of Major or its equivalent in any other security agency.

Section 14 reads in part, “There shall be appointed by the governor, a corps commander for the agency, who shall be a retired law enforcement officer or military officer not below the rank of a major or its equivalent in other security services.

“The corps commander shall be a person with at least 10 years cognate experience in security matters; (b) be responsible for the day-to-day running of the affairs of the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps and implementation of the decisions of the board; (c) hold meetings with his counterparts in other states, particularly Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states on a quarterly basis or as may be collectively determined by the corps commanders in those dates.”

The bill also provides for the establishment of an Amotekun board which is expected to meet not less than four times a year.

The bill will comprise the Commissioner of Police in the state and representatives of other military representatives.

Section 6 reads in part, “There is established for the agency a governing board (referred to in this law as the board). The board shall comprise: a chairman, who shall be a person of proven integrity with experience in security matters and shall be a retired law enforcement or military officer not below the rank of a Major or its equivalent in the other security services; the commissioner of police in the state or his/her representative; one member representing the different services of the Armed Forces of Nigeria operating in the state; the state commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state or his/her representative; the Executive Secretary, Ekiti State Security Trust Fund or his/her representative; one representative each of the Community Development Associations drawn from the three senatorial zones the state; the Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers or his representative; the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps Commander.”

Meanwhile, the Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, on Tuesday called for comments from members of the public on the bill for the enabling law for the establishment of Amotekun corps.

Fapohunda said the state Ministry of Justice posted the bill on its website on Monday to enable Ekiti residents and other stakeholders to view it and make comments.

The AG said “Deadline for the submission of comments is Wednesday, 12 February, 2020, at midnight.

The bill, which the AG presented to the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, will be discussed at the State Executive Council on Wednesday (today).

The ministry stated that Amotekun Corps would also “ensure that all persons travelling along the highways, major roads, remote areas, are free to participate in their normal social and economic life without hindrance” and as well “assist the police to carry out any other lawful activity for maintaining law and order in the state”.

However, the Osun State House of Assembly says it has not officially received the bill for Amotekun.

The Speaker, Timothy Owoeye, said this on Tuesday

Speaking through his Press Secretary, Kunle Alabi, Owoeye said the parliament was however expecting the bill “any moment from now.”

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Bola146(f): 7:34am On Feb 12
grin Thank God! I pray that it yield good results

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Nackzy: 7:34am On Feb 12
This could be a more serious security outfit than Nigerian Police,

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by iAmViper(m): 7:35am On Feb 12
Assault?
what if they were attacked by hearders?

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Sylraph1: 7:37am On Feb 12
Anything to protect people's lives and properties is welcome and supported...

AMOTEKUN IS A WELCOME IDEA

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by TheRealProphet(f): 7:39am On Feb 12
Assaulting an Amotekun officer will attract a fine of N250,000 or a prison term of one month or both.

However, an Amotekun officer cannot be sued for whatever he does in the course of duty but only what he does in his personal capacity.
Hmmm, una wan give this people status of a demi god... Them go soon turn to sars...same way SARS officers beat and kill innocent citizens while on duty.

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by helinues: 7:41am On Feb 12
This can never pass through.

Are Amotekun recruited officers already undergo psychiatric tests?

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by ChristianNorth: 7:47am On Feb 12
helinues:
This can never pass through.

Are Amotekun recruited officers already undergo psychiatric tests?
Yoruba Moslem wail on. Amotekun is here to stay

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Antoeni(m): 7:51am On Feb 12
I am not Against Amotekun.
Amotekun is very much in Order, But my Fear is Gain Adams Heading Operations

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by LosC: 8:15am On Feb 12
This is where issue begins.. If they don't handle this Amotekun well, these boys would make it look disastrous and uncomfortable for the people..

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Conner44: 8:20am On Feb 12
So if a Fulani herdsman decides to ‘legally’ kill 3 Amotekun officers in a stationed hilux he will first sell 5 of his cows and gather the cash for the fine and then carve out one month in his life to flex prison. I’m sure he will pull strings and be out in good time too.

Chai, it’s too poor naw. ONLY N250,000? A MONTH? chai. We all know herdsmen DO NOT MOLEST, they KILL. even if you miraculously survive with cuts and all you’d wish you were dead.

Even a rich herdsman can sponsor them one million to wipe out the Amotekun cats from a particular village.

I really pity the Amotekun cats

whoever decides to join this stuff to collect N13k salary and put a N250,000 or 1 month jail price on his life in a cruel manner is a fool

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by money121(m): 8:38am On Feb 12
Ok
Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by knowhowk: 8:38am On Feb 12
A sane Person would notlayHis hands on Security Operatives ...

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by seunlayi(m): 8:38am On Feb 12
Killing the Amotekun before birth. Who will pay that amount in this poverty invested country?

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by infini771: 8:38am On Feb 12
If they do anyhow them go collect am�

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by ForeThinker: 8:38am On Feb 12
Beat and pay
Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Mihaug(m): 8:39am On Feb 12
Amotekun Officers will be like...




Touch me n c tongue

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Donaldoni: 8:39am On Feb 12
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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Roon9(m): 8:39am On Feb 12
Who can beat the leopard?

Hope they won't start acting like NPF. They better be giving a strict line of duty.

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Dshocker(m): 8:39am On Feb 12
grin grin grin

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by millionboi2: 8:39am On Feb 12
Dis ones don woke




#Biafraisdway

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by infogenius(m): 8:40am On Feb 12
OK, but no provision for fine when they unlawfully beat an innocent citizen.

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by Mistaicey2288(m): 8:40am On Feb 12
Ok! Amotekun this, Amotekun that. Too mich talk about this already. When is this thing starting officially na wetin i wan know. Can they kick start operations and replace the stupid Police and SARS already?..At least these ones should be more composed and experienced than those mumu Police/SARS officers...

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by ehmmy11(m): 8:40am On Feb 12
Nor be who you see you go catch?
grin
Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by nonxo007(m): 8:40am On Feb 12
However, an Amotekun officer cannot be sued for whatever he does in the course of duty but only what he does in his personal capacity.

This statement is quite complex and I feel its too broad or maybe i don't understand though.
BTW is there Amotekun in Lagos or its just in other South Western states ?
Still a great move by the south western governors, peoples lives matter.

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by eguarojeona: 8:41am On Feb 12
During arrest,are they allowed to beat ?
If not what would be their punishment if they do?

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Re: Beating Amotekun Officers Attracts N250,000 Fine, Jail Term by BlackfireX: 8:41am On Feb 12
Now you see.... They will become nuisance...worst than the police.




The FG should outlaw this thuggish outfit

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